As they began to shed the disappointment from their loss in the Super Bowl, the Eagles didn’t know exactly where they were headed. All they knew was that it would have to be in a hurry.
The NFL having been set up from its inception to limit dynasties, the Eagles understood they were running out of time if they were to enjoy one.
They won a Super Bowl in Feb. 2018 and were back in the Lombardi Trophy hunt again last year, and they were flush with both accomplished and ripe talent.
Their time was at hand. And since his check-writing pen was also in reach for the owner who long ago promised championships, plural, Jeffrey Lurie was certain of at least one thing: He was about to make Jalen Hurts a man of wealth.
So Lurie flung $255,000,000 at Hurts, yet did not necessarily commit to his quarterback for that so-called long time. Rather, the contract only stretched until the end of the 2028 season.